Music has played a foundational role in the life of New Hope Presbyterian Church since its inception in 2007. Photos by Cathleen Falsani
A church plant in a mostly white county draws upon its unique gifts -- including music from classical and black church traditions -- to attract worshippers and respond to the needs of the community.
The reintroduction of wolves into the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park had far-reaching impact. Bigstock / hkuchera
The metaphors we use shape our imaginations about ourselves, our work and our organizations. What might we discover if we thought of our organizations as organisms embedded in ecosystems, wonders the executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.
Few places in the U.S. support the conditions for small churches to act like big churches. So they have an opportunity to focus on the activities that both foster the particular gifts of the congregation and make a distinctive witness to the community, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty
It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.
Leading is not a matter of following a series of linear steps but rather a matter of disturbing the system in the right direction, says a senior vice president of TMF.
We work hard, but we also sleep, because God gives to us, his beloved, while we sleep; we invest, but we also rest, because God is at work while we rest, says the senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, in this sermon.
Members of Austin's Vox Veniae greet one another before Sunday services, called simply "Liturgy @ Vox." Photos by Brian Diggs
In Austin, Texas, Vox Veniae church pulses with the city’s young, creative vibe, even as it grapples with complex issues of identity, ethnicity and culture.